SURGE for the 798 Arts Festival 2007  Curated by Marc Hungerbuhler and Raul Zamudio April 28 – May 12, 2007  With the generous support of:  SINOKOR MERCHANT MARINE CO.LTD Director: CHUNG TAESOON  With special thanks to: Antonia Henschel.SIGN Kommunikation Ji Eun Kim Zhao Shulin  SURGE Is an exhibition that brings together some of the most interesting artists from diverse areas of the world. The title can refer to movement, as in the "sea surged to shore." "SURGE's" movement, however, is multi-directional; and it is "SURGE’s" malleable, amorphous quality that makes it difficult to pinpoint its center from its periphery, its inside from its outside. On the one hand, "SURGE" is an international show exhibited in China that includes artists from the host country. On the other hand, the exhibiting foreign artists will not only make site-specific work in China, but their subject matter resists association with their individual cultures and countries of origin. Likewise, Chinese artists participating in "SURGE" can also be characterized as producing work that thematically moves between inside and outside of China to the degree that it is difficult to tell its global impulse from the locality of its manufacture. In this sense, one paradoxical question that the exhibition raises is: where are the global and local located in an age of shifting cultural demographics?? But "SURGE" is more than a show that questions the nature of the global/local model, for surge also refers to a sudden charge of electricity. Thus "SURGE" is a collective energy equally generated by the individual exhibiting artists whose works are imbued with power, force and sometimes a wild abandon that situates them on the forefront of artistic practice in their individual countries including Spain, Switzerland, Mexico, Germany, Ireland, Poland, Sweden, The United States, China, and Finland. Raul Zamudio Curator at large the:artist:network  Participating artists: Zhang Tiemei, China Huang Yan, China , Li Wei, China O Zhang, China Henry Seng, China/ Sweden Li Fei Xue, China,  Katja Loher , Switzerland ,Karin Suter, Switzerland, NatalieBewernitz and Marek Goldowski, Germany, Przemo Wojciechowski, Poland, Wolfgang Stiller, Germany Alfredo Martinez, USA, Jeff Gompertz, USA, Ferran Martin, Spain Agnieszka Kalinowska, Poland Alejandro Diaz, USA, Jeanette Doyle, Ireland, Riiko Sakkinen, Spain/Finland Arturo Elizondo, Mexico
       
     
 Huang Yan,mixed-media installation
       
     
 Performance by Li Wei
       
     
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 Yoko Taketani," Don't Spit Here", performance
       
     
 Ferran Martin, sculpture 
       
     
 Prezmo Wojciechowski
       
     
 Alfredo Martinez, mixed media
       
     
 Katja Loher, video installation
       
     
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 Wolfgang Stiller, mixed-media installation
       
     
 Entrance to Jeff Gompertz site specific installation
       
     
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 Jeff Gompertz,"For Display Only", a site specific room installation
       
     
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 Jeff Gompertz, "For Display Only", a site specific room installation
       
     
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 Alfredo Martinez
       
     
 Yoko Taketani, "Please Don't Spit Here"
       
     
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 Ferran Martin, sculpture
       
     
 Agnieszka Kalinowska
       
     
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 Karin Suter, ink on fabric
       
     
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 Katja Loher
       
     
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 Zhang Tiemei, sculpture (foreground), Alejandro Diaz (background)
       
     
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 exhibition space view 
       
     
 Ji Eun Kim and Marc Hungerbuhler
       
     
 security guards
       
     
  SURGE for the 798 Arts Festival 2007  Curated by Marc Hungerbuhler and Raul Zamudio April 28 – May 12, 2007  With the generous support of:  SINOKOR MERCHANT MARINE CO.LTD Director: CHUNG TAESOON  With special thanks to: Antonia Henschel.SIGN Kommunikation Ji Eun Kim Zhao Shulin  SURGE Is an exhibition that brings together some of the most interesting artists from diverse areas of the world. The title can refer to movement, as in the "sea surged to shore." "SURGE's" movement, however, is multi-directional; and it is "SURGE’s" malleable, amorphous quality that makes it difficult to pinpoint its center from its periphery, its inside from its outside. On the one hand, "SURGE" is an international show exhibited in China that includes artists from the host country. On the other hand, the exhibiting foreign artists will not only make site-specific work in China, but their subject matter resists association with their individual cultures and countries of origin. Likewise, Chinese artists participating in "SURGE" can also be characterized as producing work that thematically moves between inside and outside of China to the degree that it is difficult to tell its global impulse from the locality of its manufacture. In this sense, one paradoxical question that the exhibition raises is: where are the global and local located in an age of shifting cultural demographics?? But "SURGE" is more than a show that questions the nature of the global/local model, for surge also refers to a sudden charge of electricity. Thus "SURGE" is a collective energy equally generated by the individual exhibiting artists whose works are imbued with power, force and sometimes a wild abandon that situates them on the forefront of artistic practice in their individual countries including Spain, Switzerland, Mexico, Germany, Ireland, Poland, Sweden, The United States, China, and Finland. Raul Zamudio Curator at large the:artist:network  Participating artists: Zhang Tiemei, China Huang Yan, China , Li Wei, China O Zhang, China Henry Seng, China/ Sweden Li Fei Xue, China,  Katja Loher , Switzerland ,Karin Suter, Switzerland, NatalieBewernitz and Marek Goldowski, Germany, Przemo Wojciechowski, Poland, Wolfgang Stiller, Germany Alfredo Martinez, USA, Jeff Gompertz, USA, Ferran Martin, Spain Agnieszka Kalinowska, Poland Alejandro Diaz, USA, Jeanette Doyle, Ireland, Riiko Sakkinen, Spain/Finland Arturo Elizondo, Mexico
       
     

SURGE for the 798 Arts Festival 2007
Curated by Marc Hungerbuhler and Raul Zamudio
April 28 – May 12, 2007

With the generous support of: 
SINOKOR MERCHANT MARINE CO.LTD
Director: CHUNG TAESOON

With special thanks to:
Antonia Henschel.SIGN Kommunikation
Ji Eun Kim
Zhao Shulin

SURGE
Is an exhibition that brings together some of the most interesting artists from diverse areas of the world. The title can refer to movement, as in the "sea surged to shore." "SURGE's" movement, however, is multi-directional; and it is "SURGE’s" malleable, amorphous quality that makes it difficult to pinpoint its center from its periphery, its inside from its outside. On the one hand, "SURGE" is an international show exhibited in China that includes artists from the host country. On the other hand, the exhibiting foreign artists will not only make site-specific work in China, but their subject matter resists association with their individual cultures and countries of origin. Likewise, Chinese artists participating in "SURGE" can also be characterized as producing work that thematically moves between inside and outside of China to the degree that it is difficult to tell its global impulse from the locality of its manufacture. In this sense, one paradoxical question that the exhibition raises is: where are the global and local located in an age of shifting cultural demographics?? But "SURGE" is more than a show that questions the nature of the global/local model, for surge also refers to a sudden charge of electricity. Thus "SURGE" is a collective energy equally generated by the individual exhibiting artists whose works are imbued with power, force and sometimes a wild abandon that situates them on the forefront of artistic practice in their individual countries including Spain, Switzerland, Mexico, Germany, Ireland, Poland, Sweden, The United States, China, and Finland.
Raul Zamudio
Curator at large the:artist:network

Participating artists:
Zhang Tiemei, China Huang Yan, China , Li Wei, China
O Zhang, China Henry Seng, China/ Sweden Li Fei Xue, China, 
Katja Loher , Switzerland ,Karin Suter, Switzerland, NatalieBewernitz and Marek Goldowski, Germany, Przemo Wojciechowski, Poland, Wolfgang Stiller, Germany Alfredo Martinez, USA, Jeff Gompertz, USA, Ferran Martin, Spain Agnieszka Kalinowska, Poland Alejandro Diaz, USA, Jeanette Doyle, Ireland, Riiko Sakkinen, Spain/Finland Arturo Elizondo, Mexico

 Huang Yan,mixed-media installation
       
     

Huang Yan,mixed-media installation

 Performance by Li Wei
       
     

Performance by Li Wei

IMG_2303.JPG
       
     
 Yoko Taketani," Don't Spit Here", performance
       
     

Yoko Taketani," Don't Spit Here", performance

 Ferran Martin, sculpture 
       
     

Ferran Martin, sculpture 

 Prezmo Wojciechowski
       
     

Prezmo Wojciechowski

 Alfredo Martinez, mixed media
       
     

Alfredo Martinez, mixed media

 Katja Loher, video installation
       
     

Katja Loher, video installation

wolfclose_G7Y1849.jpg
       
     
 Wolfgang Stiller, mixed-media installation
       
     

Wolfgang Stiller, mixed-media installation

 Entrance to Jeff Gompertz site specific installation
       
     

Entrance to Jeff Gompertz site specific installation

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 Jeff Gompertz,"For Display Only", a site specific room installation
       
     

Jeff Gompertz,"For Display Only", a site specific room installation

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_goodMG_2651.JPG
       
     
 Jeff Gompertz, "For Display Only", a site specific room installation
       
     

Jeff Gompertz, "For Display Only", a site specific room installation

jeffprojection copy.jpg
       
     
 Alfredo Martinez
       
     

Alfredo Martinez

 Yoko Taketani, "Please Don't Spit Here"
       
     

Yoko Taketani, "Please Don't Spit Here"

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 Ferran Martin, sculpture
       
     

Ferran Martin, sculpture

 Agnieszka Kalinowska
       
     

Agnieszka Kalinowska

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 Karin Suter, ink on fabric
       
     

Karin Suter, ink on fabric

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karingood_G7Y1819.jpg
       
     
_G7Y1870 copy.JPG
       
     
 Katja Loher
       
     

Katja Loher

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 Zhang Tiemei, sculpture (foreground), Alejandro Diaz (background)
       
     

Zhang Tiemei, sculpture (foreground), Alejandro Diaz (background)

P1000710.JPG
       
     
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 exhibition space view 
       
     

exhibition space view 

 Ji Eun Kim and Marc Hungerbuhler
       
     

Ji Eun Kim and Marc Hungerbuhler

 security guards
       
     

security guards